CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) Well being leaders in Kanawha County say the provision of COVID-19 boosters is nice. There’s additionally a excessive demand for these boosters based on Sherri Younger on the Kanawha Charleston Well being Division.
“I’m not absolutely eligible but however as quickly as I can I’ll get it instantly,” stated Carly Treister.
For these hoping to get a booster shot, there are a whole lot of questions as they wait to get the inexperienced gentle.
“I’m simply maintaining myself protected and my neighborhood protected and ensuring that I’m staying wholesome,” stated Steven Shapiro.
Dr. Younger stated there may be sufficient provide to fulfill the demand locally however eligibility varies.
“As of final week we bought the go-ahead to provide the second dose or an extra dose of Johnson and Johnson if it has been greater than two months from the unique,” she stated. “In order that was a one dose sequence and we are actually contemplating that to be a two-dose sequence. For the Moderna just about the identical indications because the Pfizer vaccine. These over the age of 65 who had their first two preliminary doses greater than six months in the past after which these 18-64 who’ve threat components.”
Individuals can now even be extra versatile on the subject of which booster they obtain. These locally who’re hoping to get a booster vaccine are anxious for his or her flip in line.
“I imply why not,” stated Wes Shawver. “We get boosters for the flu shot yearly.”
The Kanawha Charleston Well being Division is planning a drive-thru well being honest for subsequent Thursday on the Shawnee Sports activities Advanced. These eligible can get a booster there.